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by Kunzait_83
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?
Replies: 98
Views: 1474

Re: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?

Also, on the subject of high profile actors, does anyone suppose that Neil Patrick Harris would’ve made a good Freeza? :lol: Well, he's had prior experience playing a space nazi at least. https://i.imgur.com/Py312lS.jpg Didn't like her in "Fairy Tail" or as the narrator in "My Bride is a Mermaid"? ...
by Kunzait_83
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why has Toei kept the “new” movie covers?
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Why has Toei kept the “new” movie covers?

Broli and Super 13 look alright to me; not great or anything, but passable enough. But that Goku? :eh: :eh: :eh:

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by Kunzait_83
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your estimation of Toriyama as a writer?
Replies: 34
Views: 878

Re: What is your estimation of Toriyama as a writer?

What else am I supposed to call manga like DB, Naruto, MHA, etc. ? Simple: you call them by what actual genre they are. Because NONE of those titles you listed are within the same genre as each other whatsoever. We do this just fine with virtually EVERYTHING else: why does random stuff that happens...
by Kunzait_83
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your estimation of Toriyama as a writer?
Replies: 34
Views: 878

Re: What is your estimation of Toriyama as a writer?

Once again guys: Shonen is just a demographic, not a genre. Moments later... He's a great writer, someone who not only created a story that stood the test of time, but one that became the golden standard for the entire Shonen genre moving forward. More footage of Kunzait posting on Kanzenshuu https...
by Kunzait_83
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your estimation of Toriyama as a writer?
Replies: 34
Views: 878

Re: What is your estimation of Toriyama as a writer?

The fact DB is one of earliest shounen series, Shonen manga and anime had been around for numerous decades before DB ever existed. Calling it "one of the earliest Shonen series" is just plain factually not even remotely close to true. Once again guys: Shonen is just a demographic, not a genre. Shon...
by Kunzait_83
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s
Replies: 121
Views: 2272

Re: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s

But part of me can't help but find it a little amusing when some people act like the Funi dub is like the worst thing to ever happen in dubbing history when in reality it's far from it. When did I ever once make that claim? Where did I ever once indicate that FUNimation's DB is in any which way "th...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s
Replies: 121
Views: 2272

Re: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s

Also, even if you believe that actors like Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat make actors from Power Rangers look like Marlon Brando, I’m not sure how the performances of the newer actors are really much better in comparison. Actors like Monica Rial and Colleen Clinkenbeard are about on the level of the...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s
Replies: 121
Views: 2272

Re: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s

Plus, where would one even draw the line in terms of getting rid of the older actors? What’s the cutoff supposed to be? In the words of Ellen Ripley: "Nuke the entire site from orbit: it's the only way to be sure." Scorched Earth the whole damn thing and start 1000% fresh from complete and utter wh...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s
Replies: 121
Views: 2272

Re: The worst we could have gotten in the 90s

Not so much that, it's not about being tainted(though i'm sure some like Kunzait view it that way) I'd really appreciate not having words put into my mouth. Anyway, I don't think I could've made it anymore clear at this point what my stance is on the dub voice cast: my reasons for preferring that t...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1532

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

While I despise Ed Edd n Eddy you put way too much thought into this. Reiterating this part from before: I'm by no means trying to harp too much on Ed, Edd, n Eddy specifically for any other reason beyond it being just a prime example that perfectly illustrates what I've been talking about here (in...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1532

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

When it isn't children's media, it's always the shallowest example of "adult media," which they can then point to and say "why bother watching non-children's stuff when adult media is so shallow?" It's never Taxi Driver or any of the Dollars Trilogy; it's Keeping Up With The Kardashians and the lat...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?
Replies: 57
Views: 1532

Re: Could have Dragon Ball survived in the English Speaking world without Cartoon Network?

Anime was being embraced by American Pop Culture long before Z hit Toonami. Sci Fi had its own anime block in 1995 Akira was getting critical acclaim in the late 80s by the like of Roger Ebert. It was also influential on Batman Beyond whose show runners were definitely not introduced to anime by th...
by Kunzait_83
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6272

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

I'm just about done with the concept of reboots and making shows that were products of their time and impactful "new and sexy" and in line with modern tastes and sensibilities. Let stuff stay in their era and give today's kids their own shit to watch. I always side eye the people who say "Now my ki...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6272

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

That's cool and all but I'm taking issue with Freeza here, not the character of Budai whom I have no experience with. That the only queer-coded characters in the series (pre-Whis, pre-Kale, pre-Caulifla) are despicable people is just really fucking embarrassing and harmful. I don't mind queer antag...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 333
Views: 6272

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

...but it's still intentionally overtly queer-coding a villain, while the protagonists are portrayed straight and flat as can be, especially during the Namek arc. Being based on a literary figure doesn't stop the issue from being an issue. ...uh...it says right here that the man is tied to homosexu...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5714

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

What point? That there's nothing in Dragon Ball to learn from, take to heart, to consider? That it's artistically empty and devoid of any meaning? Not following, especially from you! You totally misunderstand. I was talking about what you said at the very end of that post, that your hill "wasn't mu...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5714

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

VegettoEX wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:05 pm
I guess that's one of my hills to die on? 🤷‍♂️ Doesn't seem like much of a hill, though.
Respectfully disagree. Seems like a fairly substantive point to me.
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5714

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Film Critic Hulk called movies "empathy machines" but I think that's not limited to that one medium. I totally agree that the "empathy machine" descriptor can be applied to a number of other artistic mediums besides just films: anything from books to comics to video games can work just as well in t...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5714

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I do wonder what you mean exactly by "challenging" when talking about adult stories. Its an admittedly broad description, but if I had to narrow it down any, I would say stories & works that include any combination of any few or more of the following: - Genuine ambiguity about more than surface-lev...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5714

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

It also goes to show just how little history about fandom is even known. English-speaking fandom needs to develop a better understanding of Otaku, animation and comics history Julie, I'll always have your back 1000% whenever any knuckle-dragging transphobes slime their way out from under their rock...